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March BOOK Madness Tournaments Review!

Over the month of March, we held 2 tournaments, one for grades k-2 and one for grades 3-5. We started with 16 books found in Big Universe and students voted each week in matchups. We had a total of 315 votes. Winning books were read aloud by the principals on March 31st! It was such a fun way to encourage reading!

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Drop Everything And Read Day is April 12th!

OVCA and D.E.A.R. Day - April 12th

To embrace D.E.A.R. Day OVCA Admin has approved that at 9 am on April 12th, all staff and students will stop what they are doing and "Drop Everything And Read" for 10 minutes. We will also be collecting pictures of staff and students reading that day. You can choose to read to yourself, your LC, a pet, or a friend. You can choose your reading material too! The important thing is to find time that day to just "Drop Everything And Read"! Of course, if you are in a state testing room you are already reading so this will not apply to you at 9 am. However, you can "drop everything and read" later on that day too! Have fun!

Send in your D.E.A.R. pictures!

We want to celebrate you and your reading! So email your pics to Mrs. Irvin @ Make sure and have your LC fill out the link in the button below.

Photo release link

Please fill this out if you are submitting pictures to Mrs. Irvin!

OVCA Book Fair was a huge success!

We had almost $4000 in sales total for both our in-store and online Barnes and Noble Book Fair! Thank you to all who participated! Be watching for more future book fairs near you!

Fun Read Aloud!

Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale (My First I Can Read) - Read Aloud for Children

May is "Get Caught Reading Month!" Stay tuned for fun events coming up!

Contact Info:

Email Shauna Irvin at with any questions or suggestions!